“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
As I was meditating on this passage, the thought of the awesomeness of God just blew my mind. God, the Creator of heaven and earth, created and called into existence everything that our eyes can behold. But when it came to man, God formed man from the dust of the earth, and then God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.
The one thing that makes man so unique is given to us in Genesis 1:26a, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…”
Now notice Genesis 1:27:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
We did not evolve from some primate, as some would like to believe. We were created in the image of God. We were taken from the dust of the earth. God breathed into man, and life began at that very moment.
Psalms 139:14 says:
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
God’s works are marvelous, they are extremely amazing; words cannot explain the awesomeness of a Sovereign God.
Another amazing Scripture to consider is Job 33:4:
“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.”
There are some amazing thoughts to consider when it comes to the forming and making of man. First consider, not only did God form man from the dust of the earth; this shell, or vessel, which houses the real man. Now consider, when God breathed into the nostrils of man, God breathed in His Spirit. God is a Spirit-being; and man, created in the image and likeness of God, is also a spirit-being. How amazing is that? No other creature on earth possesses what God has given to man – a spirit.
The Sovereign, Almighty, Jehovah-God gave special interest to man, His greatest creation, by giving him a spirit that would last for all eternity. The reason being that God wanted an intimate relationship and fellowship with him. And although this fellowship had been broken by man in the Garden of Eden, God still had a special interest in man.
“What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?” (Job 7:17)
You are special to God. Our heavenly Father cares so much about us, that not only does He know us by name, but He has numbered every hair on our head (Luke 12:7a). When we give thought to just how much God cares for us, we should always feel special.
Let’s examine what the writer of Hebrews has to say concerning God and man:
“For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.” (Hebrews 2:5)
“But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Hebrews 2:6)
“Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:” (Hebrews 2:7)
“Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.” (Hebrews 2:8)
Angels are angelic beings who are always in the Presence of God. But man, who was made “a little lower than the angels,” has been entrusted with all that He has made.
God also crowned man with glory and honour. How can we not know how special and important we are to a Sovereign and Gracious God?
If you ever get the feeling that you are not someone special, remember that you are special to God. You are His greatest creation.